Europe, so much to see and do.
When planning a trip to Europe the question quickly becomes, where to start and where to go… that will allow you to avoid tourist traps and crowds.
This blog is designed to take you off the beaten path, away from the crowds and into the enchanting European culture and history.
If you promise to keep the secret alive, our team has shared some of their top secret finds, throughout their many years of European travel.
10 destinations you must visit in Europe
Helgoland is an island off Germany only accessible by boat or plane. It has no cars on the entire island but, if full of pristine beaches and beautiful scenery. This is the perfect place for a quiet getaway or as a quick day trip from Hamburg and Cuxhaven.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
In the heart of the Alps lays this beautiful gem. The Assumption of Mary Church on the island is accessible only by rowboat and is said to have healing powers. Legend has it that your wishes will come true upon ringing the church bells.
When you arrive in Hellnar, you will almost be able to see and feel an era when Vikings had arrived. This fishing village was once one of the largest fishing villages in Iceland; today it is home to less than 10 year-round residents. Explore beautiful protected hiking trails and the iconic Hellnar Church.
Looking for a bit of luxury? Hvar is not only a luxurious beach destination, its interior also boasts beautiful lavender fields and vineyards. Scattered throughout the island are elegant dining options and lively bars.
If you like hiking and quaint towns, you will love Dinant. Home to Adolphe Sax, the Dinant Cathedral, and some of the most jaw-dropping caves in Europe; a trip here will have you feeling refreshed and serene.
Lofoten is an archipelago of dramatic scenery, encompassing steep mountain peaks, protected coves and beautiful beaches. Depending on the time of the year you will experience the midnight sun, or the well-known Northern Lights. Don’t forget to try your luck at fishing, as Lofoten is one of Norway’s top fishing destinations.
Lake Ohrid will likely be one of your most scenic pictures; its beauty is stunning and complimented nicely by the surrounding architecture. There are 365 churches in Ohrid; you will be busy exploring the history during your stay. Be sure to visit the iconic Church of St. John at Kaneo (one of our favourites)
If you are a history buff, you will fall in love quickly with Meteora. Perched on the cliff, you will feel as if you are floating in the clouds as you explore the second largest complex of Eastern Orthodox monasteries. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
The unique cone shaped roofs in Alberobello are called ‘trulli’ and are considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This destination has so much character; you won’t want to put your camera down. Enjoy strolling through the cobblestone streets and savour some local cuisine as you unwind within the exclusive beauty.